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When and where to buy the Apple Watch

Everything you need to know about picking up Apple's first smartwatch.

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The Apple Watch is now official. Apple CEO Tim Cook filled in the missing details on the company's first smartwatch at a press event in San Francisco. So when can you pick one up? Here's everything you need to know about getting your hands on an Apple Watch.


The Apple Watch will be available for pre-order beginning on April 10. A few weeks later on April 24 it will be available online and in stores for purchase. The watch will be offered in three models. Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition. Each model can be had in two different sizes: a small version (38mm) and a larger one (42mm).


The Apple Watch Sport will be available in silver or space gray at $349 for the 38mm size and $399 for the 42mm model. The Apple Watch with a steel case starts at $549 for the 38mm and goes up to $1,049, depending on the band. The 42mm model is available for $50 more at $599. The Apple Watch Edition, which features an 18-karat gold case, starts at $10,000.

In the UK, the Apple Watch Sport will cost £299 for the 38mm size and £339 for 42mm. The Apple Watch will be available starting at £479 (38mm) and £519 (42mm), the Apple Watch Edition starts at £8,000 (38mm) and £12,000 (42mm).

In Australia, prices for the Sport begin at AU$499 (38mm) and AU$579 (42mm), Watch starts at AU$799 (38mm) and AU$879 (42mm), and Edition at AU$14,000 (38mm) and AU$17,000 (42mm).


The Apple Watch can be preordered from Apple's online store on April 10. It wasn't announced whether or not we will see the watch hit retailers such as Best Buy. The Apple Watch will initially be available in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany and France.

The Apple Watch Edition will only be available in limited supply and in select retail locations, according to Cook.